Essay:Relative Quality of Conservapedia, Wikipedia and RationalWiki
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'For the original version of this idea, please go here. Concept and scoring method created by Aaron Sherman.
To create an objective comparison of online wiki-based encyclopedias, a points system can be used to "score" selected articles. This page is an attempt at following Aaron Sherman's of comparing Conservapedia and Wikipedia. I'm also going to chuck in a few other similar ones, such as Creationwiki and Tinwiki.
1 point for:
- External references, either online or printed material, excluding blogs and personal pages (eg facebook pages)
- An introduction with links.
- Specific references for particular statements.
- Specific references in every section.
- At least two categories (not counting automatically-generated categories)
1 point deducted for:
- "citation needed" tags, other bias templates, pages protected from editing.
- Articles consisting of fewer than 50 words.
- Copies of public domain material.
Pages not counted:
- Administrative (WP), debate (CP), fun (RW) and similar pages. basically, just the facts, ma'am.
11 November 2007
- Jollydora 0
- Kiss Hands 1
- Multipath interference 1
- Portuguese Indian rúpia 3 (only just breaks 50-word barrier!)
- Big Brother Australia 2007 highlights
minus 872563723 just on general principles2
- Mark Steinbach 1
- Susan Collins 1
- Saudi Arabia 1 (cut-and-paste job)
- contraception 1 (over half is quotation)
- Kirchoff's voltage law 0 (there seem to be references, but you can't see them without logging in or registering - points not given)
- Institute for Creation Research 2
- Child abuse 1
- Gay agenda 1
whatever one of those is1
- James Taylor 1